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Is This a True Story?

When you sit down to write, how much is truth and how much fiction? If you’re writing a personal story, should you call it a memoir or a novel?

Or, to put it differently, what constitutes truth in creative writing?

I gave this matter some thought after completing a…


Added by Meg Bortin on April 1, 2014 at 9:32am — 16 Comments

The Kingdom and I: My Plight With Saudi Arabia

Good morning new day in Jeddah. It’s my last week here on this seasonal trip and, as usual, I’m getting anxious about my passport and my return visa. I always get anxious near the end of my trips to Saudi Arabia. Should I make that call and find out if it’s been issued and if I can have my passport back? Does that really speed it up or does it only aggravate? Sheer helplessness is my share as a woman, and as a “foreign” woman, whenever I visit.

What’s a return visa? That’s a long,… Continue

Added by Arwa Salah Mahmoud on March 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Anonymity and Misogyny online and How It's Pushing Us Out

As young, emerging writers, it is vital for us to take chances, putting ourselves out there for the world to see our work. The internet provides potential for us to do so, with online contests, boards, and blogs that connect us with an international community of sayers and doers. On that hopeful note, I entered a tournament-style short story contest called “…


Added by Andrea Wrobel on March 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013!

Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013 anthology now available on!! Check it out and buy TODAY with a 30% discount - use code FEB30 at checkout!!

The third LES FEMMES FOLLES anthology includes art, poetry and interview excerpts from over 100 women in all forms…


Added by Sally Deskins on February 27, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

VIDA Count 2013 - DO YOU COUNT?

Poets Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu joined forces in 2009, along with several other writers, after growing weary of sensing that women's voices were neglected in major publications. They wanted to find out if their suspicions were true, and from this…


Added by Amy King on February 27, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments



Perched on a stone wall she leans forward

Her teenage smiling glow face of possibilities,

Framed by a sailor blouse,

the garb of choice for optimistic…


Added by Julienne Ryan on February 4, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

By popular demand...

BREAKING NEWS: My novel, "Armenian Affairs - Paul Baghdadlian's Unauthorized Biography," is now available at local bookstores in Glendale, California. The book is available for sale at Artisia, Berj Armenian Bookstore, Sardarabad Armenian Bookstore and Abril Bookstore.

Added by Eileen Keledjian on February 3, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

What Women Really Want On Valentine's Day

Do women really want a big box of expensive chocolates, a dozen red roses and a bunch of singing Gringos serenading her at the restaurant on Valentine’s day? Not really. Well, OK then, someone like me may think the Gringos were pretty fun, and generally none of us are adverse to chocolates and flowers,…


Added by Nathalie Martin on January 31, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

New Book Highlights the King of Armenian Love Songs, PAUL BAGHDADLIAN’S UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

A presentation of a new novel by Eileen Keledjian entitled "Armenian Affairs" exposes a variety of social and cultural events rarely seen in today’s literary and entertainment world.

“Armenian Affairs, Paul Baghdadlian, and his Eileen,” chronicles the rollercoaster ride of joy and torment the two star-crossed lovers experience as they navigate their lives and careers.

Hollywood, California – January 13, 2014In Armenian Affairs, Eileen has…


Added by Eileen Keledjian on January 29, 2014 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

What Health And Safety Risks Do Birthing Livestock Pose To Pregnant Women?

Some personal injury claims involve pregnant women who have come into contact with animals, such as sheep or other livestock, that are giving birth or have just given birth. These animals can carry infections, which can put the health and safety of pregnant women and their unborn children at risk.

Accordingly, a number of organisations, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the…


Added by Robert Anderson on January 9, 2014 at 1:49am — No Comments

Hedgebrook Cookbook Excerpts, Part I: Gratitude for Solitude

Hedgebrook is a 25-year-old writer’s colony on Whidbey Island where we support and nurture women writers with "radical hospitality." What does that mean? We give each writer a cottage of her own in the woods on our 48-acre property, with two to six weeks of unfettered time to unplug and write, read, research,…


Added by Hedgebrook on January 8, 2014 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

Mama, I Have An Ache

Laundry Meme by Suzi Banks Baum

What is true today?

The sun is shining.

I am nervous about the reading at the Museum of Motherhood tomorrow.

I was just walking in the sunlight, talking to two friends about it all and exactly as I was talking about how my work and the…


Added by suzi banks baum on December 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Women Fashion Blog Now Accepts Guest Posting

Women fashion blog, name Danielle Cofezer, which is now accepting guest post so as to provide continuous fine & excellent content to its audience.

This blog is mainly telling about women fashion stuffs, product review and so on. So, if you really want to do the branding, it is your best chance to do this.


Added by Danielle Cofezer on November 27, 2013 at 7:09pm — No Comments

How Far Have Women Writers Come?

I have been reading a lot about how women writers continue to face doubts about their legitimacy, from without and within. (The latest a lengthy interview with a group of women writers.) And I have been readingabout how today’s women writers would like to be known simply as writers, despite knowing how…


Added by Anne Boyd Rioux on November 22, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Real writers self-publish: How publishing my work helped me validate a 15-year career unlike anything else

I've been a published writer for almost 20 years, but until I self-published this year, I was reluctant to call myself a real writer. The whole process was expensive and tiring, like pushing a boulder up a steep mountain in an evening gown and pumps.

Part of the problem was that I had…


Added by Joshunda Sanders on November 17, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

A True Story of Sex and Betrayal...and the Ethics that Make it Okay

The Ethics of Judge Nadeau is the TRUE story of a judge who is currently presiding over York County Probate Court in Maine. The premise of the book is that—in spite of the Maine Bar of Overseers’ rulings to the contrary—the behavior of Judge Nadeau is unethical. Referencing real exhibits…


Added by Nancy Madore on November 8, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Invest In Real Estate Through The FDIC

Business Woman Reading


Beyond buying a home for your family, it may never have occurred to you to invest in real estate. You may think that you do not have the experience or the…


Added by Sylvia Browder on November 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

"That's not what I meant to say !"

 I went to an interview and my words came out

They had made a quick escape and started milling about

Moving faster than I thought possible, there were too many to count

I couldn’t get them back in and I couldn’t shut them down.

Things weren’t  going well.  The interviewer…


Added by Julienne Ryan on October 31, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"The Damned Mob of Scribbling Women"

In a class I am teaching this semester–“Mad Geniuses and Scribblers: Portrayals of the Author in Nineteenth-Century America”–we read some samples of the criticism that was directed at women who ventured into print in the 1850s, beginning with Hawthorne’s famous diatribe against the “damned mob of scribbling women.” I noticed that many of the female students seemed to be squirming in their seats and grimacing. When one swore, after I read one particularly virulent quote, I stopped and asked…


Added by Anne Boyd Rioux on October 18, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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